Critical analysis on marxist orthodoxies: a contribution of social history of political theory

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2017
Koçak, Berkay
This thesis aims to identify the different approaches to historical materialism in a way describing the existing controversy between Political Marxism and mainstream (Orthodox) Marxism especially concentrating on their perspectives viewing the history of political thought. As the unique effort to understand the origins of political theory, the discipline namely ‘the social history of political theory’ -which was founded and developed by Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942-2016)- is revisited and reevaluated in comparison with the works of mainstream Marxism in writing history of political thought. In addition, this study aims to illuminate the influence of other epistemologies on Marxist historical materialism in a way setting up the outlines of historical materialism’s original position.  
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B. Koçak, “Critical analysis on marxist orthodoxies: a contribution of social history of political theory,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.